A hole-inone on the golf links
1939: Playing in the associates’ mid-week competition on the Gladstone golf links this afternoon, Mrs AJ Jenkinson joined the select band of golfers when she holed-in-one at No. 8 hole which is 157 yards. She is the sixth player to hole-in-one on the Gladstone links.
1950: A severe electrical storm which struck Gladstone at 8:30 this morning yielded over an inch of rain in less than an hour. Severe lightning struck a house in Ann Street owned by Miss C Ward, causing the switchboard to burst into flames. However, this was extinguished before the arrival of the brigade. The same storm gave over three inches of rain in the Boat Creek area of the Yarwun district and several trees were shattered by lightning. The rain here will have a beneficial effect on growing crops of papaws, pineapples and melons.
1961: Mr Thiers Ernest Michel died suddenly today. He was born at Blackall 69 years ago and was married there to Miss Ethel Martha Gill in 1915. He worked for the Railway Department and moved to the district to live at Beecher in 1930. Mr Michel was a talented musiciana¸ master of the harmonica. He also took a very keen interest in sport, especially tennis. His wife died in 1958.